Taylor Swift makes a bit of history winning Best Music Video at the 2023 Grammys: She's the first recording artist with a sole directing credit to win the award.
"All Too Well: The Short Film" is part of the star's re-record campaign, matching this new version of the track off the Red album with a 14 minute short film starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien, alongside Taylor herself.
Taylor Swift's Midnights era starts appropriately enough with a parody of classic horror tropes, but then gets increasingly complex, with setups ranging from an elucidating confrontation with another version of herself, a depiction of the social awkwardness that comes from being so "big," and a mid-video funeral segment.
Cameos a'plenty as Taylor struts around a candy-coated and a proudly LGBT-friendly trailer park, but the topline item is an appearance by Katy Perry, thereby officially (and literally) squashing one of pop's biggest beefs in the name of this prominent push for Equality.
The snakes are now butterflies as Taylor Swift enters a decidedly upbeat phase in this elaborate video — which is kind of like a day-glo, cotton candy, poppy version of Midnight In Paris, with a major supporting role by Brandon Urie of Panic! At The Disco.